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was shot and killed in his kandahar home today. a killer a bodyguard who taliban officials say they hired to infiltrate karzai's inner circle. this comes as a blow to the government just days after a visit from u.s. defense secretary leon panetta. we're joined by william cohen. thank you for being with us. >> good to be with you. >> let me ask you about this assassination. some have said this will be a huge propaganda victory for the taliban. do youee? >> anytime they can get that close to the inner circle of president karzai it's a big victory for them. it points out the difficulty that president karzai has had in trying to cope with the local politics as such where all frequently invoking tip o'neill's axiom that all politics is local. we're seeing that all politics are local in afghanistan. that's one of the problems that president karzai has. secondly his brother has a reputation of being a power broker. most of our military leaders have said there's not a military solution in afghanistan it's a political one. it makes it that much more difficult. i think it's going to be more challen
for their ability to move forward with the anti-taliban campaign. they held their nos because this guy was corrupt dealing in the drug trade, although he denied the allegations but it was believed he was fueling the drug trade, as well as profiting from private security contractors as well. it is something that is going to worry the u.s. about the stability of afghanistan and of the region and it will benefit the taliban. >> zain verjee, definitely a story we will continue to keep following and see what impact it does have on politics there. of course, his brother, the president. >>> the man with a huge collection of presidential memorabilia apparently tried to add to it illegally. we will tell you what went down. >>> crew members from the international space station have started their space walk. wait until you see and hear what they are working on. [ barks ] ♪ [ cat meows ] ♪ [ whistles ] ♪ [ cat meows ] ♪ [ ting! ] [ male announcer ] travelers can help you protect the things you care about and save money with multi-policy discounts. are you getting the coverage you need and the discount
action against the taliban as well as al qaeda. meanwhile, secretary panetta told reporters on the plane it's time to focus on defeating al qaeda once and for all. >> i think we had undermined their ablthd to conduct 9/11-type attacks. we had them on the run. >> secretary panetta met with american military officials. atia abawi is in afghanistan. good morning. bring us up to date. >> good morning. panetta's very first trip as secretary of defense to afghanistan, before he landed he brought up the situation with al qaeda. he said, quote, the strategic defeat of al qaeda is within reach. this is a time to go after him, especially after bin laden. let's listen to what he had to say. >> now is the moment following what happened with bin laden, to put maximum pressure on them because i do believe that, if we continue this effort, that we can really cripple al qaeda. >> panetta said that, in fact, in that information they found from bin laden's compound it points to 10 to 20 key leaders of al qaeda in different places such as pakistan, yemen, somalia and different parts of africa. but coming b
planned. u.s. officials say they killed 120 insurgents and top leaders, many taliban, but several of them arabs linked to al qaeda, damaging their network. yet the clashes revealed that al qaeda for years said to be mostly across the border in pakistan is again a concern, back where they started in afghanistan's hills. we pushed down into the valley, still an insurgent stronghold. high tech american attack helicopters buzzed overhead until militants shot at them from up the valley. >> it is uncharacteristic for the taliban, i know, from around here. they're getting pretty gutsy. right past there, usually our patrols don't push it too far past that. if you push it far past that, you'll take enemy contact, it is pretty certain. >> reporter: the afghans clear about who lay in wait for them ahead. >> translator: it is very dangerous. there are taliban, arabs,
. the -- the whole issue is on that border. the border with afghanistan, waziristan, taliban, al qaeda, other troops are operating. >> pakistan will continue the fight, even without the $800 million in military aid, it will continue the fight against the militants. a lot of people are saying, where have you been until now? what fight is taking place at this point? >> it's true. it's a fair criticism. it's a fair criticism that the pakistanis haven't done enough in certain areas. you have to balance that by saying it's a very tough fight for them as well. they've lost 30,000 troops fighting terror in their country. they've had numerous terror attacks. they're doing hard. it's not like it's sitting on their hands. there long has been, the continues to be things as that security services are helping some groups that are anti-u.s. the anti-u.s. sentiment in the company are not diminishing, but growing. >> i have to talk about the royals. >> it's your thing. >> prince william in california playing polo? i love this. >> he did well, he scored goals as well. i wonder if the defense was a little bit loose t
to pledges to uproot and disband taliban militia. tensions between the two countries increased since navy seals killed osama bin laden in may in pakistan. >>> prince william and kate are comfortably back on british soil. they wrapped up their first official trip overseas since getting married. the duke and duchess of cambridge dazzled enthusiastic crowds at every stop in canada and in los angeles. the fully enjoy the trip and are hoping to return someday. >> i heard that they went home commercial. >> what? ipods they would be like broil -- i thought they would be like royal [unintelligible] >>>>> this camera is in ijamsville maryland. not very hazy, but it is hot and sticky. something must be going on over at the football field. 88 degrees right now in stafford. when you factor in the humidity, it feels like 102. if 92 in woodbrige, feels like 101. chevy chase 92, feels like 99. martinsburg, 91, feels like 101. temperatures in the mid 90's this afternoon. 91 degrees in culpeper, 88 in southern maryland. when you factor in the humidity, it will feel like the mid 90's. probably 94 degrees o
by the taliban. this reflects assistmatic policy of the taliban and their isi handlers, the intelligence organization is i think behind this as well. and also al-qaeda. this policy is a tool to eliminate real and potential enemies of the islamists they want to reimplant back in cob he will. >> so this is a blow to the u.s. in afghanistan? >> yes, and also the destabilization. it's another example of pakistan interference in this area. the senior of military commander, a marine general, told the minnesota media last week that the pakistanis have still not severed the taliban supply lines coming in from pakistan. >> so many were aware of them and what they were up to when bin laden in was captured and they think wow, did they know about this, were they shielding them. now they are cutting off $800 million s that the right move? >> yes, it is certainly the right move. we should have done is before, ten years late. we should have conditioned the aid and especially the military aid long ago. we should also take other steps. >> like what? >> in 1993 secretary of state baker sent aler to the pa
here. >> that's my question. can pakistan's military take on the taliban and militancy without u.s. money and resources, reza? >> reporter: well, look. they have a big army. 600,000 soldiers. it's one of the biggest armies of the world. they are not the best trained army, not the most proficient when it comes to fighting and insurgency. fighting that the taliban, that they've needed the help of the u.s. in the past, but, again, they're saying they don't need the help anymore. they're going to continue to fight without the u.s.' help. but it doesn't square with previous statements made in the past. previous demands for the u.s. to give them more money, give them resources, claims that they need help. now they say they don't need help. i think this is gamesmanship and i think all of this really underscores a troubled relationship, but i think what's important to point out is though the relationship is hurting there is no indication that it will end. both countries realize that they need one another so i think there are indications that it will stagger forward despite the troubles.
considered taliban-free forever, in fact, but this is also an area where two americans were killed. it goes to show you this is an area considered to be the safe part of afghanistan, but still we're seeing americans as well as nato forces dying. >> yeah. well, we don't like hearing that news. thank you for delivering it nonetheless. nbc's atia in kabul. >>> msnbc military analyst jack jacobs. good morning to you. >> good morning to you, alex. >> is this premature, even dangerous thinking on behalf of the new secretary of defense leon panetta saying we're going cloes to defeating laid? >> there's a lot of public relations involved. is he going to carry on a policy that was started before and expanded, and, of course, he is going to say after the killing of osama bin laden that, in fact, the thing is almost over. there's a lot of public relations involved. on the other hand, there's some truth in it too. al qaeda has been fragmented. that's a good news and the bad news, as we've said before, is al qaeda in iraq is al qaeda in the peninsula and yemen and africa and so on that means that we can
the taliban to peace talks in that period so there can be a reconcilation in this country and the defense secretary w upbeat about killing out al-qaida. >> targeting the new al-qaida chief saw al-zawahri. he said the al-qaida leader may be just over the border in pakistan's northwestern tribal areas . general petraeus who leaves the post this month to lead the cia said al-qaida isurped intense pressure. >> there is enormous damage done to al-qaida in the tribal areas. that is above and beyond the killing of osama bin laden. it does hold the prospect, of really a strategic defeat if you will. a dismanteling of al-qaida. >> and general petraeus said he does believe al-qaida is on the run. back to you, harris. >> back to you. david thank you very much. tributes pouring in for former first lady betty ford who died yesterday at the age of 93 . she was best remembered for her triumph over alcohol and drug abuse. hollywood's biggest tars - stars. her candor caused controversy and openly talked about her battle with breast cancer and the role of women in the military and that is just part of her
the next year. he says he hopes to drive the taliban into peace talks over that period. he also said he was upbeat about prospects of defeating al-qaeda if they can capture and kill remaining leaders. >> i would say somewhere around 10 to 20 key leaders, between pakistan, yemen, so somalia and north africa, if we can go after them, i think we really can strategically defeat al-qaeda. >> he also said the targeting of leaders such as the al-qaeda chief ayman al-zawahri continues to limit their ability to conduct attacks. he may just go well over the border in pakistan's northwest in tribal areas. he also admits there was some skepticism about what help they are getting from pakistan after they killed osama bin laden last month. he did say that in the past pakistan has helped them track down some of the al-qaeda leadership. >> heather: thank you very much, david piper streaming live from afghanistan. >> gregg: are we really in reach of defeating al-qaeda? is the road to victory as simply as taking out the top 20 leaders. joining me now is senior advisor and principal of international advis
.s. troops open next year. panetta also said he hopes the taliban will be on the run. it is key they keep up the pressure now. >>> and panetta also said the leaders such as al-qaida chief al-zawahri is, to limit their ability . also he believes that al-zawahri may be over the border in pakistan's northwestern federally administered tribal area. the defense secretary will have to deal with tense relations with pakistan following the killing of osama bin laden there. he said there was efforts to help them in the hunt for al-qaida members. but he said they have helped in the past track some of them down. back to you. >> david, in kabul. >> political sacrifices are needed on both sides of the aisle to solve the budget critesis. will democrats and republicans move past the rhetoric when they sit down in the white house tomorrow. >> hi, to you john. goal to whack four trillion off of the deficit over 10 years. president obama emphasized the positive. >>ed -- the good news is, we agree on the big thingings. after racking up deficit debts we need to get our fiscal house in order. both sides are goin
to hold it together nothing happened on his watch without his approval or blessing the taliban said they killed him talking to sources early on after this happened yesterday, they may not have done it the sources i have been talking to indicate this may have been a personal dispute that emanated from some tribal troubles or some personal dealings that he had and one u.s. official told me he was no boy scout but you don't find a lot of boy scouts there in the area. while he was a very charismatic and well known guy able to get things done he had a dark side that dark side perhaps caught up with him. >> one more topic to get in i think pakistan, eliminates visas to u.s. military personnel the u.s. holding back $800 million to them what is going on here. >> one problem with the whole process is after the osama bin laden killing, pakistan clearly obviously was upset with the u.s. because they were not put in on the loop on this they changed its process where by u.s. citizens can get visas to come to the country the u.s. cannot deliver some of the u.s. military aid to them, without those
was assassinated today. a bodyguard gunned down him in kandahar. taliban says bodyguard was on their pay roll. karzai was linked to drug trafficking and said to be a cia informant. karzai always denied both of those claims. >>> well, this is a first in space. during the last shuttle mission, it is the first time space station astronauts are walking outside while the visiting shuttle squad stays indoors, because "atlantis" has a small crew. all four shuttle astronauts will be busy with some other stuff. the space walkers hope to retrieve a broken cooling pump and bring it back to earth. >>> well, president obama will award the medal of honor today to sergeant first class leroy arthur petri. he is only the second medal of honor recipient to make it out of afghanistan alive. the army ranger took a bullet through both legs during a firefight. he still managed to fling an enemy grenade away from two other rangers -- from the other rangers. the grenade exploded taking off petri's right hand. >>> well, it is the scandal rocking one of the most powerful media empires in the world and it is getting bi
the taliban to peace talk in the period when the u.s. forces draw down. it is key to keep pressure up now to give the country a chance of some reconciliation. speaking in capped har, the new defense chief said the focus of the trip is the handover of security to afghan forces. he acknowledged that the remain, "a lot more work to do in terms of being able to transition the responsibility to them." now that leon panetta has moved to iraq, his focus will be on the situation there and concerns as he said here about iranian weapons smuggling. after all, 15 u.s. troops were killed there last month. back to you. >> shannon: all right, david. thank you very much. crews in india are scrambling through wreckage at this hour, desperately searching for survivors of a deadly train crash. more than 100 people were hurt and at least 31 killed when this express train derailed near the city of luknow. the death toll has been rising all morning long. the train was heading to new delhi from calcutta when officials say 12 cars skidded off the tracks. ♪ ♪ >> shannon: much of the debate over reigning in th
the pakistanis for some of the troops they sent to the border to combat al qaeda and the taliban. then there's also a lot of equipment that the u.s. can't get to pakistan if pakistan won't allow its personnel on the ground. because that aid and the personnel come as a package deal. >> okay. now you know there's less aid going to pakistan. you have to wonder what kind of trust or eroded trust might there be now between pakistan and the u.s. to work together from here on out? >> it's really bad. there's been a lot of tit for tat after that raid on bin laden. then the pakistanis threw out the american trainers denying the visas. now the u.s. is withholding aid. you've got to wonder, as you said, what is this going to mean, this continued tit for tat? in the past in previous years when the u.s. has withheld aid, it's been very bad. you've seen a lot of drone strikes against pakistan without pakistani cooperation. sometimes they do cooperate. but now i think you're going to see a lot of the u.s. kind of going it alone as it sends a message to pakistan as it did after 9/11. you're either with us o
the taliban to peace talks during that period so there can be a reconciliation in this country. the defense secretary was also upbeat about prospects of defeating al-qaeda. the key, he says, is to capture or kill the remaining leaders. >> somewhere around 10 to 20 key leaders that between pakistan, yemen, somalia, aqim and north africa, those are -- if we can go after them, i think we really can strategically defeat al-qaeda. >> he also said the targeting of leaders such as the new al-qaeda chief continues to limit their ability to conduct attacks. he said he believes the al-qaeda leader may well be just over the border in pakistan's northwestern tribal areas. and general petraeus, who leaves his post here this month to head the c.i.a., also said today, al-qaeda was on the run, in his opinion. enormous damage is being done to the al-qaeda network over the border in pakistan. back to you. >> rick: david piper on the phone from kabul for us. thanks for the update. >> rick: getting the royal treatment, a polo club in california hosting a future king, prince william is taking part in a charity
.s. drone attacks killed 38 suspected taliban fighters in northwest pakistan within a 12 hour period overnight. the attacks followed the obama administration suspension of more than one-third of u.s. military aid to pakistan. it's an indication that the white house does not intend to stop the unmanned drone program which is the source of tension with pakistan. >>> in syria, angry mobs attacked the u.s. embassy. demonstrators burned the american flag and ripped the letters off the front of the embassy building. protests come after the u.s. ambassador to syria criticized the syrian government's crack down on the uprising. secretary of state hillary clinton condemned the embassy attack. >> if anyone including president ha sad thinks that the united states is secretly hoping the regime will emerge from this turmoil to continue its brutality and repression, they are wrong. >> protesters loyal to president asad and the government also targeted the frenchment embassy. it's believed they are upset by a visit of u.s. and french ambassadors to the opposition city last week. >>> time now 5:15.
the countries is important. remember, america needs pakistan to help fight the taliban. to do that, pakistan needs america's money. bbc news, washington. >>> nearly two years after those american hikers were captured and taken to an iranian prison the only one to be released is pushing to bring her friend and fiance home. sarah shourd organized a rally in duluth, minnesota, for shane bauer and josh fattal, hoping to bring attention back to the men. the iranians accuse the hiker of being american spies. >>> the royal couple, they are back home today after a whirlwind hollywood weekend. and yes, even tinseltown seemed a little bit star-struck by wills and kate. bob woodruff was there for every single squeal. >> reporter: on this final day of their north american tour, a greeting fit for rock stars. >> oh my goodness! >> i shook his hand. it was so exciting. look, i'm shaking. >> they're shaking hands, they're talking to the children, they're accepting their flowers, they're just lovely. >> reporter: and then for the first time on the trip, the duchess responded to a reporter's question. >> how
to tribal leaders as well as the local taliban to bring them to the negotiating table. but in the end it was the taliban who have claimed responsibility for his death. natalie? >> thanks so much, atia. >>> u.s. relations with pakistan are getting icier as drone attacks are intensifying following this suspension of one-third of u.s. military aide to pakistan. u.s. slammed pakistan's reluctance to fight afghan militants along its border. >>> a government accountability report released today finds the system for detecting medicaid and medicare fraud are inadequate and underused. billion of dollars and claims are paid out each year, according to the report. >>> final spacewalk of the nasa era is conducted today. two space station residents will execute the walk to retrieve a broken pump. meantime, the landing plan for the "atlantis" has changed. it will now touchdown in the predawn houring of july 21st at the kennedy space center. >>> meantime, all eyes are going to be on sergeant scott moore at the marine corps ball this november when he shows up with movie star mila kunis on his arm. he
the taliban to peace talks when the u.s. forces drawdown. it's key to keep the pressure up to give the country a chance of some kind of reconciliation. and speaking in kandahar, he said the focus of the trip is the handover of security to afghan forces but he acknowledged there remain, quote, a lot more work to do in materials of being able to transition the responsibility to them. afghan forces now number around 300,000 but very few of their units can act independently. back to you, gregg. >> gregg: david piper, thank you. >> heather: space shuttle atlantis linking up with the international space station important the last time. the final dock go to the orbital out post by a shuttle. it will retire after the flight. the last of the 30-year shuttle program. on its final journey, they arrived bearing gifts, four tons of supplies including clothing and food. >> america's brush with royalty coming to a close, duke and duchess wrapping up a tour in southern california. one of their final stops skid row arts school for kids of all ages. casey stegall is live in los angeles with more. explain the pu
taliban fighters in northwest pakistan in a 12- hour period overnight. the attacks followed the obama administration's suspension of more than a third of u.s. military aid to pakistan. this is an indication the white house does not intend to stop the unmanned drone program which has been a source of tension with pakistan. in syria, angry mobs attack the american embassy. demonstrators burned the american flag you see them there. they ripped the letters off the embassy building. this follows after the ambassador criticized the political uprising there. and secretary of state, hillary clinton, condemned the industry attack. if anyone including president asad thinks the united states is secretly hoping the regime will emerge from this turmoil to continue this brutality and oppression, they are wrong. >> now. demonstrators loyal to the president and the syrian target also targeted the french embassy. it's believed there are angry about a visit to an opposition city last week. >>> 7:46. vallejo city council meets tonight with local american indian tribes -- indian trains trying to settle a
community is now free from the terror of the taliban, and afghan forces that are taking more responsibility for their security. and he carries with him the memories of americans who have made the ultimate sacrifice to make this progress possible. earlier in the to value office, leroy gave me the extraordinary privilege of showing me the small plaque that is bolted to his prosthetic arm. on it are the names of the fallen rangers from the 75th regiment. they are quite literally part of him. just as they will always be part of america. one of those names is of the ranger who did not come back from the raid that day. specialist christopher gaitherkill. christopher's brother, sister and grandmother are here today. i would ask that they stand briefly so that we can show our gratitude for their family's profound sacrifice. [applause] [applause] >> our heros are all around us. they're the force behind the force. military spouses like ashley who during leroy's many deployments, during missed birthdays and holidays has kept this family, army strong. so we're grateful to you, ashley, and to all the mi
they want more aggressive action taken against the taliban and not happy about their decision to revoke visas for american military trainers according to reports by the new york times white house chief of staff william daily talked about the tricky relationship this week. >>> obviously they have been an important alley in the fight on terrorism, victim of enormous amounts of terrorism but right now they have taken steps that give us reason to pause on aid we were giving to their military and we are trying to work through that. >>> tensions between the two nations have been on the rise since u.s. navy seals killed osama bin laden during a raid on pakistani soil in may. >>> another big story this morning, remembering betty ford the former first lady died friday she was 93. >> funeral services will happen tomorrow in the meantime sarah simmons is back with how folks are honouring her memory. >> betty ford broke down the barriers of sensitive topics most notably drug and alcohol addiction and breast cancer and did so thanks to her role as first lady a job she never thought she would have sh
15 others. the taliban claims responsibility but remains quiet on this mosque attack. karzai was a high-ranking official in kandahar's government, also considered one of the most powerful men in southern afghanistan. health let's well, a 6-year-old girl from illinois tees her way right into the record book by sinking a hole in one. reagan kennedy becoming the youngest golfer ever to hit a hole in one since the links at ireland grove opened some five years ago. and reagan kennedy, she joins us now by phone with her dad, steve kennedy also on the line. hi, steve, hi, reagan. >> hi, heather, how are you? heather: doing fine. how are you doing? >> we're doing well. heather: so, reagan, how surprised were you that you hit this hole in one? >> very surprised. heather: could you see the ball actually go in? i know it was, what, 85 yards. could you see it go in? >> no. heather: and what did you do right after you hit the hole in one? >> walked back to the cart. heather: so you walked back to the cart, and from what i understand your 13-year-old sister was sitting there, but you were
was on the run for 16 years and the taliban reportedly training chinese muslim kids in terror camps now. the kids were shown how to plant roadside bombs. london's daily mail said they posted a recruitment video of the young terrorists in training. brian? >> stepping up security screening after new evidence shows that terrorists are using surgically implanted bombs to attack america and americans. some of these doctors of death have been educated here in the united states of america. joining us right now from phoenix is the president of the american-islamic forum for democracy. say it ain't so, doctor, this is true? >> well, i don't think we should be surprised. i mean, these positions, we've seen it with the bombers and we've seen it an mit scientist and an emergency doc that was healing al-qaida to go back. we've seen it from dictators like one in syria who was trained in london and went back to be one of the worst dictators in the middle east. >> i want to run through some of them who have been chronicled. this guy that you just mentioned went to columbia. >> yeah. remember, they are trained
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